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FPL Gameweek 8 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

You’d have been lucky to avoid at least one of your players suffering a benching in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) on Saturday, with usual suspects Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel joined by plenty of others in throwing teamsheet curveballs aplenty.

Elsewhere on a busy day of FPL, Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) continued his red-hot form, Chelsea and Manchester City kept yet another clean sheet, and bargain-bin options Shane Duffy (£4.4m) and Tino Livramento (£4.2m) reminded us of their worth with solid defensive returns.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of the day’s games but in the meantime, our resurrected Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 8 fixtures.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

It was a fairly quiet day on the injury front, with few fresh concerns reported so far.

Marcelo Bielsa did however confirm after full-time that Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m) had missed out through a combination of hip and calf issues, while Junior Firpo (£4.8m) was absent with muscle problems.

Anthony Martial (£7.6m) sat out Manchester United’s defeat to Leicester City with a minor injury picked up while on duty with France but teammate Harry Maguire (£5.4m) made a swift return to playing action – and probably wished he hadn’t.

THE THINGS WE LEARNED

PERMA-CAPTAIN SALAH?

Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) is 27 points clear of any other FPL player after his fifth double-digit haul of the season; he managed just six of those 10+ returns in the whole of 2020/21.

The Egyptian is a remarkable 35 points ahead of where he was at this stage in his record-breaking 2017/18 campaign and is now averaging over 10 points per match this season.

All of Liverpool’s front three were among the points in the 5-0 win over Watford but unfortunately for Diogo Jota‘s (£7.6m) owners, he wasn’t part of that attacking trio. His omission was all the more galling given that Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) scored a hat-trick of goals from point-blank range, central areas where Jota has been getting – and spurning – chances in recent weeks.

EVEN DIAS ISN’T ROTATION-PROOF

Only one ever-present starter remains among Pep Guardiola’s squad following Ederson‘s (£6.0m) anticipated no-show and rather less expected benchings for Jack Grealish (£7.9m) and Ruben Dias (£6.2m) on Saturday.

The rest for Dias was a particular bolt out of the blue as he was the mainstay of the City defence last season: the centre-half was a substitute in only one league match from his Gameweek 4 debut to Gameweek 30 (the point at which Guardiola started focusing on the Champions League and FA Cup, with the domestic title sewn up), and even that was because he had just recovered from illness.

Joao Cancelo (£6.2m) is the last man standing when it comes to bench evasion, having started all eight of the Citizens’ league fixtures in 2021/22.

He has racked up more clean sheets (six) than any other Fantasy asset and now sits top of the FPL defenders’ table on a half-century of points. Not only that but despite his premium price tag, he sits fourth for ‘value’ – a metric typically dominated by budget assets – when points are divided by cost.

RONALDO/LUKAKU ARE TESTING OUR PATIENCE

Three straight blanks for Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m), four consecutive two-pointers for Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m)… how different the Fantasy landscape looks now following the clamour to crowbar both strikers into our teams a month or so ago.

Lukaku huffed and puffed to no avail at Brentford and now has had just six shots in the last four Gameweeks.

Ronaldo’s opportunities have dried up a tad, too, and he hasn’t had a single Opta-defined ‘big chance’ in his last three outings.

Jamie Vardy (£10.5m) has outscored both of them combined now this season, and his strike against United was his fifth in four matches. No forward can better the Leicester veteran for shots or penalty box touches over the last four Gameweeks.

WHY RAPHINHA MISSED OUT

It was always going to be a tough ask for Raphinha (£6.6m) to start after racking up 71 minutes of pitch-time for Brazil on Friday morning and, in the end, the Leeds winger didn’t even make Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday squad, let alone the starting XI.

The Leeds boss said of his star midfielder after full-time:

“Raphinha, we had decided that he was going to fly after his game, without knowing how many minutes he was going to play on the Friday. In the end, he played 70 minutes, flew 15 hours and today at midday he wasn’t in conditions to take on board even a part of the game. Given that he wasn’t in conditions to respond, we didn’t risk because it’s possible in circumstances like this, injuries can occur.”

MBEUMO IS OWED SOME LUCK

Bryan Mbeumo (£5.5m) blanked in the late kick-off against Chelsea and despite two goals in the last four Gameweeks for the ‘out of position’ midfielder, his luck appears to be right out in 2021/22.

No Premier League player other than the Brentford attacker has hit the woodwork more than once this season – but Mbeumo has been thwarted by the frame of the goal on six occasions, twice on Saturday.

A total of 16 of his 19 shots have been technically off-target but it’s hard to chastise his finishing ability too much when we’re talking millimetres on those half-dozen occasions.

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STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 7

Raul Jimenez (£7.6m) and Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) were among the high-profile names who were on bench-warming duties on Saturday.

While the jet-lagged Mexican’s cause was helped by a limp Wolves attacking display from open play (Bruno Lage’s side scoring three times from set pieces late on), Armstrong’s owners would have been concerned to see Armando Broja (£5.0m) turn in a match-winning display in his stead.

Broja is top for shots in the box in Gameweek 8 so far, while no forward could better his total of 10 penalty area touches.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s rotation policy continues to bemuse but given his price and fine display, the Albania international is an intriguing prospect.

He’s long ceased to be an option for many of us but it’s worth highlighting Bruno Fernandes‘ (£11.9m) recent creativity, with his Gameweek-high total of seven chances created taking him to a total of 22 over the last four Gameweeks – that’s 10 more than any other player has managed.

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2,080 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BIGREDDOG
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    If Son has covid, will he miss next gw?

    1. BIGREDDOG
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Looking at CR7 and Son to KDB and Vardy

    2. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      10 days as far as I know, so it must be close

    3. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      It's 10 days but it also depends on side effects and how much it actually "dented" him...

  2. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    How would you react if Werner started smashing in all these wonderful chances and became the leagues top scorer overnight?

    It could happen.

    Signed,

    A Chelsea Supporter

    1. BIGREDDOG
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I see him finding some serious goal scoring form at some point this season

    2. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Werner is really holding Chelsea back. They have no creativity playing him.

      I really thought he was a sharp shooter when he signed. Awful player.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      He was so bad against Southampton - far worse than Kaku (who kept drawing two and three defenders to him actually, giving Werner some room to operate in) - yet Kaku gets criticised because Werner got a tap in & Kaku got unlucky

      1. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Very much this^ How many chances must he get?

    4. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I see him continually fluffing his lines.

  3. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    What would you do with this team?

    Sanchez/Steele

    TAA, White, Christensen, Semedo, Livra

    Salah, Raphinha, Allan, Jota, Benny

    Antonio, Lukaku, Jimi

    1.5 in the bank. 2FTs.

    Thank you 🙂

    1. DAZZ
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Jota Semedo > Mbuemo Cancelo?

      1. Jafalad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Yes - exactly my thoughts. 🙂

        Jota - he is highly ranked in the expected G and GI data so I need to think this one through a little.

      2. Hint
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Definitely. I have made the same move but with Marcal and Greenwood out.

      3. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        This

  4. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Best De Gea replacement?? Got 5.3m to spend.

    Need some CS. Can’t get Ramsdale

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      McCarthy?

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      McCarthy or Raya

      I prefer Raya

    3. yeahbuddy
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Raya

  5. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Managed to get out alive this week.

    Sanchez
    Cancelo TAA Azpilicueta Semedo Livramento
    Salah Jota* Raphina
    Ronaldo* Antonio
    (Steele, Traore, Sissoko, King)
    0.1 1FT

    Thoughts? Thinking Jota/Traore > Mbuemo, also need to lose Ronaldo. Lukaku? vardy?

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Traore must be on borrowed time too as he continues to rack up the misses.

      I would probably prioritise him over Jota.

      I think Lukaku has to come in given his fixtures.

      1. DAZZ
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Traore Ronaldo > Mbuemo Lukaku -4 seem fair? lukaku would probably be my (C)

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yep.

        2. We Go Again
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Good moves

        3. Mr Ozil
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          That's my plan.
          Already did Traore' > Mbeumo

          Will wait till after the CL games to do Ronaldo > Lukaku

  6. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all

    Still not played wc.

    Is Sanchez time up now ? With 2 toughies

    Should I replace him ?

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A hard one because keepers are there for the long haul. After the next 2 games all is back to normal.

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      he's ticking along nicely so i'm keeping, he might actually get some save points for a change in those games

    3. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Had this dilemma myself, was tempted to move him to Mendy or Ederson for 2 weeks but as you say his fixtures after that are decent. Think I might suffer it out, it's using up two FTs in 2-3 weeks doing it and it might not even pay off (I've done similar before and regretted it). Might mean I can go into GW9 with 2 FTs too which would be nice for once

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        *GW10

      2. CAVEAT KING
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I think the importance of a keeper is underestimated. I have seen many "experts" suffer by stubbornly not changing and keeping. I said this above. The ting is I don't think the best choice has shown its head yet.

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          That's true and I agree honestly, a good keeper can earn you a significant amount of points over a season and I've generally had no issues with using transfers for a keeper if I've felt it was worthwhile. That being said I was close to moving Sanchez to Martinez recently which I'm glad I didn't do but there aren't many teams that don't look like they can keep a good run of clean sheets going (except City but it's a lot of money in that case)

    4. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Thank you

    5. Dr Mantis Toboggan
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A lot of the top keeper scores come from unexpected CS against top teams. Hold

  7. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    A. Duffy > Chilwell
    B. Maupay > Jesus
    C. Both for -4

  8. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Suggested FT?

    A) Get Cancelo
    B) Change a mid
    C) Change a forward

    2.1 in the bank

    Sanchez
    TAA, Rudiger, Christensen
    Salah, Saka, Foden, Raphina
    Vardy, Jimenez, Antonio

    Subs: Steele, White, Livra, Sissoko

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I might avoid Cancelo for now if you don't already have him tbh, Zinchenko is back and Ake was deployed at LB yesterday so it's possible he'll get a rest or will begin to be rotated soon

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks for the advice, might keep defence as Christensen, White and Livra seems great value

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yeah honestly the budget options are ticking along well this season. I'm nearly tempted to go for Chilwell again (did it on GW4 WC which failed) as I want to get rid of Semedo but the likes of Livramento have been great for consistency so I might just look at cheaper options to avoid the eventual benching headaches

  9. tokara
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Any word on Adam Armstrong?

    Dropped?

    1. lugs
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      it looks that way considering he was able to train as normal with the team during the IB, Ralph was saying strikers need to be scoring in order to play, like Broja did for Albania so that's why he got the nod

      1. lugs
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Ralp's quote

        "Nobody gets it as a present to play, you have to deserve it. He [Broja] also showed with the national team that he can score goals and I think that's what we were lacking. It's clear that you want to put the players onto the pitch that have scored like him.

        "Also in attack, Reddy [Redmond] also did a good job today, we had a few outstanding performances, with the back four too and a clean sheet is important.

        1. tokara
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Thanks for sharing

    2. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yes.

  10. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Did Traore’ > Mbeumo finally

    Now, Ronaldo > Lukaku (c) worth a hit?

    1. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I’m doing the same move but not captaining him. The captain will be on the arm of wee mo

    2. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Don’t think I’d do it for a bit though

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Have you watched Lukaku play?

      1. Mr Ozil
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        He is playing Norwich home next GW!
        I watched the game last night, Lukaku was terrible but he is playing Norwich

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Is that the Norwich that has kept back to back cs?

          1. Mr Ozil
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Not against strong oppositions offensively though, played Burnely and Brighton (didn't score more than 2 goals in a single match this season)

    4. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Norwich have improved defensively, 5 at the back dropped Williams

  11. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Feels like sanchez always gets max 2 saves, a bit annoying. Play sanchez or foster next week ?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Foster I am

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        watford so much worse then brighton but gotta look at who they are facing I guess

    2. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Am going Foster

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        cheers

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    is DCL back for next GW?

  13. PikeyMikey
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    1ft
    Jota and Alonso in my team. Fancy holding Alonso for one more gw.
    Who do I bring in for Jota??
    Already have
    Salah, Gray, Raph, Beni

  14. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    If not Kaku who is the next captaincy pick other than Mo?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      City player or Vardy

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Thought so too, however both Brentford and Brighton are doing well at the back?

    2. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Antonio maybe?

  15. We Go Again
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Tierney Marcal Livra
    Salah Foden Jota* Raphinha Gray
    Lukaku Antonio Scarlett

    1FT 0.6m itb

    Jota -> Mbeumo the obvious move?

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Lukaku to Vardy?

    1. We Go Again
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Who do you suggest then?

        1. We Go Again
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Hold, Norwich is terrible.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            So Is Lukaku

            1. We Go Again
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              True but I still fancy him to get something.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Play your own game. Lukaku is blanking. Vardy is in form.

      You will also have cash to invest in your team.

      Quite honestly I am happy being rid of ron and Rom.

  17. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    So, 8 gws in we can make the conclusion that BruNO was the right call. What could’ve been rank wise if he did not score a hattie in the first game..

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Not really though. It was only the right call after Ronny signed and that info wasn't known at the beginning of the season.

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Fair point that, in hindsight. He got all the glory in his first couple of matches.

  18. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    How's everyone doing this GW? I was surprised to see that I'm only 5 points off the top 10k average with literally half of my team benched / out of the squad and only 2 of them making 1 point cameos

    1. The Bad Seed
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Horrible here...
      My rank dropped from 500 to 2,000

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Subtle brag? Haha. Plenty of time to win the whole thing still from there!! Good luck!

        1. The Bad Seed
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Haha hoping for the best mate. My goal is a top 5 K finish.
          Anything above that is a plus....

          No, just flogging myself for missing the deadline.... Hope Tierney saves me today 😀

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      62 with Antonio to go. Green arrow and closing in on top 10k, but Started Livra and benched Raph, so no auto subs.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        42 after hours with Son (?) Antonio Gray and Gallagher to go - if Son is definitely out then Marcal 1 point off the bench.

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Hits not hours

      2. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Great score this week

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Not bad - 55 but only Antonio to go

      Probably be a grey arrow when all Said and done

      Armstrong and jota no shows

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah should be there or there abouts. I think I'll need a pen save and clean sheet from guaita to get a grey this week

    4. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      56 with 4 to play post wildcard. Soooo much tinkering and looking at fan forums etc but managed to judge starters and bench players quite well…..for me! Nearly in top 100k.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Good effort. Better than my GW5 WC. it's been a constant nightmare to get a team out ever since I played it. This week Rapha, Alonso, James, Jimmy, Jota and Gilmour all benched or out of the squad altogether!!

    5. maratus
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Doing goodish, 53 pts and White, Doucoure, Saint-max and Antonio still to play.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Nice score that

    6. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Good week so far. 74 with Antonio and Benrahma still to go. Up to 200k, WC still in tact.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Wow that's massive. Chilwell?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Aye. Got him in last week, fortunately.

    7. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      50 after a -8. Son Rudiger out for KDB Cash. Antonio Gray and Tierney to come.

  19. steven8991
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    A. Duffy > Chilwell
    B. Maupay > Jesus
    C. Duffy > Chilwell and Maupay > Wilson for -4

  20. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    The process of replacing Adam Armstrong is going to be fun

    1 FT & 2.6m ITB mean the long list is basically:

    Jesus (very high potential, but also Pepped)
    DCL (Great + penalties but Injured)
    Ings (Not in great form but penalties + good fixtures coming)
    Bamford (Great, penalties, good fixtures, but Injured)
    Watkins (Boring player)
    Jimmy (Really, really sceptical about Wolves in general, but pens)
    Callum (Pens, back from injury, maybe a bit of optimism at toon now)
    Nacho (The GOAT if he has won his place)
    ASM (Not a boring player, but just a mental case)
    Toney (A beast, with pens and fixtures)

    I think Toney might be the guy tbh

    1. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Agreed mate! I am considering Ron + Sarr> Toney + Kdb/mane

    2. Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Great analysis! I agree with Toney and would put Ings as second as he can score against anyone with Callum third.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        If only Rodgers wasn’t such a maniac with his team selection it would definitely be Nacho - but the spectre of rotation with Daka & Barnes looks like it’ll generally be there

        Toney is going to get plenty of returns in this run coming up

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Why did you keep telling people to get Armstrong in the first place? It was just bizarre.

      Hwang? Like Jimmy but dirt cheap

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Because he was a fantastic pick with a lot going for him - and still would have if he hadn't been dropped

        He may even be back for the weekend and not need replaced, who knows

        But unlikely things do happen in FPL, and Armstrong's relegation to the bench was unlikely - but it happened so plans have to made accordingly

        That's how FPL works

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        And I didn't "tell anyone to get him" - I explained the factors he had in his favour - over a month ago

        As a result of those factors, even FFS eventually jumped on the bandwagon and put him in the scout picks this week

        The fact that some people don't understand why he was a great pick doesn't surprise me at all - people really struggle to let go of results based thinking and it's to their detriment

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I’ve got him as well, we have to reflect and say that it was a mistake

      I’ve just sold jota so got 2m in the bank will re assess this week before making a move

    5. caldracula
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Looks like that list can be trimmed down quite easily, Toney.

  21. Twisted Melon
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Need to ship these 4 fast.
    Bamford, Jota, Sarr, Alonso

    -12 to bring in Vardy, Mbeumo, Doucoure/townsend, Chillwell?

    1. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Keeps Sarr, he was unlucky not to get something yesterday ( hit the post 3 shots on target)

    2. Maverick 11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Suppose Alonso> Chilwell is easy then just do Bam> Ihenacho/Toney

    3. PikeyMikey
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I’m hoping Alonso starts next game surely Tuchel has to give him a run out soon.., just done Jota to Mbeumo got Livra coming off bench if Alonso doesn’t play.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        This is what I'm hoping too.a lot of matches for Chelsea now and chilwell can't play them all

  22. PartyTime
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Still buzzing over Leicester’s win yesterday.

      Enjoyed that game a lot. It had everything

      1. Make United Great Again
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Ole out. Absolute fraud

        1. PartyTime
            8 months, 18 days ago

            🙂

            No I want him to stay

      2. Erange
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Free transfer, should I do:

          A. Benrahma to Mbeumo
          B. Antonio to Toney

          1. yeahbuddy
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            A

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            A

        • fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          If you had 2 free transfers and unlimited funds this week who would you look to bring in? Semedo, Jota and Ronaldo all on the chopping block so I've got loads of options.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Vardy, Mane, Azpi/Dias are all decent premium options.

            1. fish&chips
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Mane...interesting. which do you prefer? Lukaku, mbeumo + 1.1m or Mane & Toney ?

        • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          I’m going to be FUMING if Son is ok after all

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            if he starts he will haul

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              No doubt, straight back in my team next week if he’s ok.
              Luckily have Kane at least

        • PartyTime
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Everton vs West ham should be an exciting encounter today.

            Would love a goal fest in it

            1. We Go Again
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              As a Gray and Antonio owner I approve of this

              1. Davros
                • 13 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Lol

            2. Davros
              • 13 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Hopefully hatricks for Gray and Antonio

              1. PartyTime
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  & Townsend

              2. Cok3y5murf
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                I have Gray, Benrahma, Antonio

            3. Make United Great Again
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              No news on the length of Rudigers injury?

              1. PartyTime
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Think he will be back next gw but pressers midweek will make it clear

              2. Davros
                • 13 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Who is the best Chelsea defender to have now?

                1. Rasping Drive
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Probably Azpi

                  1. Davros
                    • 13 Years
                    8 months, 18 days ago

                    Thanks. Chilwell not on list now? Free scoring

                    1. Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      8 months, 18 days ago

                      Well I have Chilwell and obviously delighted that I do, but think Dave is a more likely starter. Hope I’m wrong.

              3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Benching headache next GW...

                Bench 2

                A) Mahrez vs Brighton(A)
                B) Mbeumo vs Lei(H)
                C) Livramento vs Bur(H)
                D) Antonio vs Tot(H)
                E) Townsend vs Wat(H)

                1. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Oooof. That's a tough one. B & C? Pep may deal with one slot for you though

                2. drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 12 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  A and C

                3. BIGREDDOG
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  B C

              4. Eat my goal!
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Lukaku is such a disappointment

                1. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  3 premium approach absolutely dead in the water